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How off-the-grid Navajo residents are getting running waterw

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Lack of access to running water is an issue in many developing countries, but it is also a problem in the United States. Nearly 40 percent of the homes in the Navajo Nation lack running water or sanitation, and many are in such remote areas that they will never be able to connect to a water line. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on new efforts to bring them basic amenities.

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Whatever your reason, get behind the mask 

Disease Prevention is a cornerstone of Rotary International. As an area of focus, we share the launch of a new statewide campaign in North Carolina in the suppression of COVID 19. 

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is launching a new statewide public campaign, called “Whatever Your Reason” in English and “Cualquiera Que Sea Tu Razón” in Spanish, to encourage every North Carolinian to wear a mask in our collective fight against COVID-19. This distinctly North Carolina
campaign features real North Carolina people and places and focuses on the personal reasons North Carolinians across the state are choosing, every day, to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

September Is Basic Education and Literacy Month

We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development and promoting peace. Here are some worldwide facts forwarded to us from the Rotary Club of Elmbrook in Brookfield WI.

  • If all women completed primary education, there would be 66% fewer maternal deaths.

  • A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five.

  • If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty, which would be equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.

  • Even after four years of primary schooling, as many as 250 million children cannot read and write.

For more ideas on visit: https://elmbrookrotary.org/Stories/september-is-basic-education-and-literacy-month

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